Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has appointed Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker to the New Jersey State Beach Erosion Commission.
“Like so many others, my children grew up going to the Jersey Shore every summer. After the devastation caused by major weather events in recent years, it’s more important than ever for New Jersey to restore and preserve its beaches,” said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). “The threats posed to our coastline by climate change require an innovative, scientific approach to protecting coastal communities.”
Originally established in 1949, the 12-member bipartisan State Beach Erosion Commission is responsible for investigating and studying the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s beaches and shores from erosion and other damage.
“The preservation of our coast is both an environmental imperative and an economic one. Thousands of homes and businesses in New Jersey depend on the ongoing safety and viability of our beaches,” said Zwicker. “I look forward to contributing to this commission’s important work. The health of our entire state’s economy relies heavily on the preservation of our beautiful, unique Jersey Shore.”